Stearns, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Stearns, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Stearns Census Designated Place had a population of 1,336 as of July 1, 2017. Stearns ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Stearns is located at latitude 36.6943 and longitude -84.4745 in McCreary County. The formal boundaries for the Stearns Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. McCreary County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,339 feet.

The Stearns Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402896) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Stearns Census Designated Place is located within Stearns-Whitley City Division of McCreary County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stearns population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Stearns: Hemlock.

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Stearns, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,336
Daytime Population: Workers 683
Daytime Population: Residents 907
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,590
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 1,336
Population in Familes 1,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 332
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $26,771
Average Household Income $38,376
Per Capita Income $16,235


Total Housing Units 733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 417 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $82,955
Average Home Value $101,914


Total Households 581
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 382
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.8% -0.61%
Households -0.71% -0.59%
Families -0.6% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Stearns, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stearns to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 209 61st
Population Density # 440 19th
Diversity Index # 507 6th
Median Household Income # 504 7th
Per Capita Income # 503 7th

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